By Janel Shoun on 9/28/2010
Looking for a unique Christmas gift for a music lover? The Lipscomb A Cappella Singers
latest CD, Shout to Jehovah
, is now available for sale at several on-line vendors, including iTunes. The CD, the second the group has recorded in five years, features concert standards recorded at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
Comprised of 50 students majoring primarily in music, the A Cappella Singers is the premier choral ensemble at Lipscomb University and performs a wide selection of musical genres and styles each year, including sacred acappella and major choral works with orchestra. Recent choral/orchestral performances have included Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and Faure’s Requiem.
The pieces recorded for the CD were selected to take full advantage of Covenant’s cathedral sound, an acoustical environment with a two- or three second-echo. Selections on the CD include “Psalm 100”, featuring a student quartet and the cathedral echo effect, and “The White Dove”, featuring two soprano soloists in antiphonal relief against the full choir.
Languages on the CD include Latin, German, Russian and English while styles vary from Italian Renaissance to English Baroque to German Romantic.
The CDs can be previewed at iTunes
and purchased for $10 at several on-line locations such as Amazon
. CDs may also be ordered from the Department of Music, at Lipscomb University, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204.
Shout to Jehovah
|“Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe”
|“The White Dove”
|“Hear my Prayer, O Lord”
|“God is Seen”
Arranged by Alice Parker
|“Es ist das Heil uns kommen her”
|"When Rooks Fly Homeward”
|“Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel”
Arranged Moses Hogan